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The new St. Louis Times Express is a free, bi-weekly e-newsletter published on the 1st and 15th of each month. It is distributed to over 4,000 professionals who work with, or are interested in, aging-focused issues in the St. Louis/Illinois metro area. Each issue contains press releases, event listings, employment information, and an in-search-of section that allows area organizations to communicate with one another. For a free subscription just click "Sign Up For Express Now" above. You can opt-out at any time and your email address will never be shared while it's safe on a secure network. To enter a free news item to be included in the next edition click SUBMIT YOUR NEWS ITEMS.

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The St. Louis Times has been publishing with purpose since 1994. Our full-color Seniors’ Resource Guide is published in both hard copy and online editions and include over 1,500 Business Listings of area resources for older adults that cover 12 counties in the Missouri / Illinois metro area. Published annually each December, it’s used extensively by older adults, families, caregivers and professionals. The publication is commonly referred to as our area’s “Industry Bible” when it comes to providing comprehensive and current resources for our aging population.

Complimentary copies of the St. Louis Times Seniors’ Resource Guide are distributed to over 1,500 aging-focused for-profit and non-profit organizations. Copies are also available free of charge and can be picked up at any of the three Area Agency of Aging offices listed below throughout the year while supplies last. If you would prefer to have your copy mailed to you please click ORDER A COPY. For bulk orders call 636-225-2442.

                St. Louis Area Agency on Aging

                1520 Market Street, Room #4086

                St. Louis, MO 63103

                Phone: 314-612-5918

                Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm


                Mid-East Area Agency on Aging

                14535 Manchester Road

                St. Louis, MO 63011-3960

                Phone: 636-207-1323

                Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm


                Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois

                2365 Country Road

                Belleville, IL 62221

                Phone: 618-222-2561

                Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm


Today the St. Louis Times Seniors' Resource Guide is the metro areas most comprehensive publication of its kind. It is published every December and includes  over 1,500 Business Listings of area resources for older adults that cover 12 counties in the Missouri / Illinois metro area. It is used extensively by older adults, families, caregivers and professionals. The publication is commonly referred to as our area’s “Industry Bible” when it comes to providing comprehensive and current resources for our aging population. To view the printed edition click VIEW THE GUIDE and to search the online edition click SEARCH THE GUIDE.

Press Releases


LINC Inc.,  a center for independent living located in Swansea, IL., will be moving to #15 Emerald Terrace on July 14, 2014. Our phone number will remain the same. The agency will be closed during the week of July 14 so that staff may finalize the move, we will reopen for business on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. LINC serves people with disabilities in St. Clair, Monroe and Randolph County, Illinois and assists people with disabilities to live independently in the community of their choice. LINC is driven by the tenets of the Independent Living Philosophy, and as such believes that people with disabilities have the right to self direct their own services and to be an active party in the planning of what goes on in their lives. TTY: 618-235-0451. VP: 618-310-0054

Lynn  Jarman,, LINC Inc., 618-235-9988,


Brittany M. Bockhorst, DDS has joined Peter J. Pagano, DDS as an associate with Artistic Dentistry, located in Creve Coeur. Dr. Bockhorst is a graduate of UMKC Dental School. In celebration of Dr. Bockhorst joining Artistic Dentistry, new patients can save over $200 on a cleaning, 5-point dental exam, oral cancer screening and TMJ check, and pay just $97 until July 31, 2014. Artistic Dentistry offers a high-touch, high-tech dental experience utilizing the latest in technology, including 3D imaging for precise placement of dental implants. Offering all services under one roof, including orthodontics, TMJ and general dentistry has established the practice as the sole provider to multiple generational families.

Martha Conway,, Artistic Dentistry, 314-576-3000,


St. Luke's Hospital has received the 2014 Healthgrades® Women's Health Excellence Award™ for the sixth year in a row. St. Luke's is the only Missouri hospital to achieve the Healthgrades honor for six consecutive years. The recognition distinguishes St. Luke's as a top-performing hospital in women's health services, including cardiac care, vascular surgery, stroke care, respiratory services, orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. "Improving the quality of life for all of our patients is our mission at St. Luke's Hospital," said Jan Hess, St. Luke's Hospital vice president and executive sponsor of St. Luke's Spirit of Women program. "And as St. Louis' exclusive Spirit of Women hospital, St. Luke's is focused on consistently providing exceptional gender-sensitive healthcare." Healthgrades is an independent healthcare ratings organization. To identify the 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award recipients, it examined hospitalization records from 2010 through 2012 for female patients at the nation's nearly 4,500 non-government hospitals that treat Medicare patients. The data is risk-adjusted, which takes into account differing levels of illness severity at different hospitals and allows for hospitals to be compared fairly.

Megan Donovan,, St. Luke's Hospital, 314-434-1500,


Parc Provence, a residential community located in Creve Coeur that specializes in the care and well-being of seniors with Alzheimer's disease and other conditions that cause memory loss, received a Distinguished Provider Recognition Award from CPI, the national leader in training and consulting in behavior management and dementia care. The award recognizes Parc Provence as an exceptional community for its extensive dementia training program and outstanding staff, as well as person-centered activity-based programs, innovative homelike building design, consistent hiring practices and other initiatives that serve as a model of excellence to other memory care communities nationwide. Ongoing training is key to Parc Provence's commitment to providing exceptional care and concern for each resident, as well as their families. Extensive dementia training is part of the routine for its entire team of nearly 200 employees. This includes the entire activities staff comprised of 30 individuals, as well as nurses, food service, housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance. It also includes the management team, who already have advanced degrees in cognitive and restorative therapies and geriatric rehabilitation.

Robyn Frankel,, Parc Provence, 314-542-2500,


Did you know that simply hanging the right kind of art on your walls can improve client and staff well being? Click here to see an explanation of Evidence Based Design Art:

David Coblitz,, Coblitz Creative Concepts, 314-607-5232,

Social Security
The Fiscal Fizzle
7/20/2014 9:00:00 PM By PAUL KRUGMAN Social Security
The deficit scolds are still going at it, even though the whole panic turned out to be a false alarm. View More...
A Guide to Changes in Federal Benefits for Same-Sex Couples
7/2/2014 9:00:00 PM By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD Social Security
Regulatory changes announced by the Obama administration last week extend more benefits to same-sex couples, but they vary by state. Here’s a rundown. View More...
Social Security Agency Cuts Services as Demand Grows, Senate Report Says
6/17/2014 9:00:00 PM By ROBERT PEAR Social Security
The findings, to be issued Wednesday, say that the agency had closed more than two dozen field offices in the past year, usually without consultation with managers or beneficiaries. View More...
Job Losses in Need of Interpreting
6/12/2014 9:00:00 PM By JIM DWYER Social Security
The federal government abruptly stopped using seven small translation agencies in New York City that provided interpretation at hearings for people trying to prove they were entitled to Social Security disability payments. View More...
Social Security at 62? Let’s Run the Numbers
5/14/2014 9:00:00 PM By JOHN F. WASIK Social Security
Whether you begin collecting payments at 62 or 70, the best choice depends on your financial situation. View More...
U.S. Halts Effort to Collect Old Social Security Debts
4/14/2014 9:00:00 PM By ANNIE LOWREY Social Security
In targeting debts that were decades old in some cases, the Treasury had been intercepting the tax refunds of the recipients’ children. View More...
After 58 Years in a Couple, a Spouse Fights for Benefits
3/21/2014 9:00:00 PM By RON LIEBER Social Security
Some couples have been tripped up by bureaucratic rules concerning spousal benefits, despite the overturn last year of the federal law banning gay marriage. View More...
As Living Standards Fall for Seniors, Some See Signs of ‘Silver Revolution’
3/14/2014 9:00:00 PM By DAVID WALLIS Social Security
While the seniors rights movement remains relatively muted, intensifying fear about retirement security could spur elderly agitators into the streets. View More...
Indictments for 28 More in Fraud Case
2/24/2014 10:00:00 PM By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr Social Security
Twenty-eight more people have been indicted as part of the Manhattan district attorney’s investigation into an extensive scheme to defraud Social Security disability insurance, law enforcement officials said. View More...
Obama’s Budget Omits Trims to Social Security
2/20/2014 10:00:00 PM By MICHAEL D. SHEAR Social Security
White House officials said Republicans had shown no willingness to meet President Obama’s proposal on an entitlement overhaul by closing loopholes for corporations and the wealthy. View More...
Employment News


Bethesda Health Group is looking for part-time dining services servers at several of our locations. Please visit our website at:

Mary Mason,, Bethesda Health Group, 314-446-2192



The Bridge is looking for LPNs to work full-time (3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday) and part-time (7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday) as well as a part-time CDL Driver, a part-time Cook, and full and part-time med techs and nurses. Apply in person at The Bridge at Florissant,  1101 Garden Plaza Drive,  Florissant, MO 63033. 

Venus Martz, , The Bridge at Florissant, 314-831-0988,



Angels On Duty doesn't hire everyone. We are looking for committed Certified Nurse Aides. We have benefits including health, dental and 401K and have paid overtime for over 10 years. Apply online. You should feel good about where you work.

Sharon Vermilye, , Angels On Duty, Inc., 636- 294-9464,



A Service Coordinator (social services professional) is a staff member available to all residents living in Cardinal Ritter Senior Services' affordable senior apartments. A Service Coordinator is responsible for assuring that residents, especially those who are frail or at-risk, are linked to the supportive services they might need to continue living independently and safely in their apartments, thus preventing premature and inappropriate relocation to long-term care facilities. Baccalaureate degree required; concentration in Social Work or Gerontology ideal. Two years experience with provision of services to senior adults desired with a demonstrated working knowledge of community services and providers available to this population. Awareness of eligibility for and procedures of state and federal benefit programs preferred. Training in subjects that include, but are not limited to, the aging process, senior adult services, disability services, drug and alcohol abuse, mental health issues and related issues is also helpful. 

Allan Standberry,, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, 314-918-2254,



Senior Helpers of North County and Senior Helpers of Lake Saint Louis are happy to announce the addition of new staff members to the office. Janet Quinn and Tiffany Flynn are now assisting in the office to help clients and caregivers with the many ongoing duties required to run an efficient operation.  Tiffany is a nursing student working on her nursing degree and Janet brings years of experience in the medical field. We are pleased with the way these new professionals round out our services. 

Don Johnson,, Senior Helpers, 636-695-3140,
RheumShorts: Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibro Fog, CAPS (CME/CE)
7/22/2014 1:16:33 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Highlights of the rheumatology literature this week included a consensus statement on unmet needs in psoriatic arthritis, "fibro-fog" in fibromyalgia, and cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS) phenotypes. View More...
Small Gain With Contralateral Mastectomy (CME/CE)
7/18/2014 3:11:25 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy had a small impact on long-term survival as compared with average-risk breast cancer patients who chose not to have the unaffected breast removed, data from a statistical model showed. View More...
Rare Syndrome Cranks Up Inflammation in Lungs, Vessels
7/17/2014 10:37:13 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- A novel interferon defect appears to cause a rare vascular and pulmonary inflammatory syndrome with onset in infancy, which could have implications for other diseases. View More...
Another Drug for HAE Wins FDA Approval
7/17/2014 8:51:44 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- A recombinant C1 esterase inhibitor has expanded the list of therapeutic options for hereditary angioedema (HAE), following FDA approval. View More...
Do Brain Games Build Bigger Brains?
7/14/2014 11:48:15 AM Geriatrics
COPENHAGEN (MedPage Today) -- People who frequently engaged in cognitively-stimulating activities had greater volumes in key brain areas that may protect against Alzheimer's disease-related outcomes, researchers reported here. View More...
MicroRNA: New Tx Target in Bone Diseases? (CME/CE)
7/12/2014 7:00:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- The microRNA molecule miR-34a is a key suppressor of osteoclast development, bone resorption, and the bone metastatic niche, and it could prove to be an important target for new therapies in osteoporosis and cancers that metastasize to the bone, researchers reported. View More...
OncoBriefs: ASA and Pancreatic Cancer, Depression, Familial Risk (CME/CE)
6/27/2014 2:47:40 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- The benefits of regular aspirin use may extend to prevention of pancreatic cancer, according to a retrospective review of data from a cohort study. View More...
TXA and Body-Sculpting: The FOAMed Report
6/24/2014 9:15:02 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- A regular update of emergency department must-reads from Free Open Access Meducation (FOAMed). Here are 10 recent items. View More...
Mutations Tied to Lower Heart Risk
6/18/2014 4:18:24 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Mutations that result in reduced function of the APOC3 gene were associated with lower triglyceride levels and lower risks of ischemic vascular disease and coronary heart disease, two studies showed. View More...
ADA: Obesity Gene Tied to High Food Intake in Kids
6/18/2014 10:18:18 AM Geriatrics
SAN FRANCISCO (MedPage Today) -- A certain genetic variant that predisposes patients to obesity was associated with higher total energy intake in children and adolescents, researchers reported here. View More...
Gene Variants Predict Severity, Response in RA
6/13/2014 8:16:13 AM Geriatrics
PARIS (MedPage Today) -- Allele variants at three new positions on the HLA-DRB1 gene helped predict disease severity and response to treatment in rheumatoid arthritis, a researcher reported here. View More...
Hemophilia A Drug Gets FDA Nod
6/7/2014 6:30:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- SILVER SPRING, Md. -- A recombinant fusion drug combining the Factor VIII protein with a peptide to extend its lifetime in circulation has been approved for treating hemophilia A, the FDA said. View More...
Next-Gen DNA Testing IDs Rare Infection (CME/CE)
6/5/2014 1:43:04 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Next-generation DNA sequencing allowed presumptive diagnosis and successful targeted treatment for neuroleptospirosis in an immunocompromised adolescent boy, researchers reported. View More...
Wider Look at Lung Cancer Genes Found Helpful
5/23/2014 3:52:02 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Testing for a broader range of genetic drivers of lung cancer pointed to actionable treatment targets for most patients, which were linked to survival, a study showed. View More...
'Failed' DMD Drug Nears OK in Europe
5/23/2014 10:20:05 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- A drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy that missed the primary endpoint in its phase IIb and phase III trials has nevertheless received a "conditional approval" recommendation from a key European regulatory panel. View More...


Talking About the Big Move.  This free seminar from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m on July 17th will explore talking about the big move--preparing to downsize. Please RSVP by calling 314-831-0988. Refreshments will be available. The Bridge at Florissant is located at 1101 Garden Plaza Drive, Florissant, Mo. Directions: North New Florissant Road to right on Parker Road, Garden Plaza Drive is on Parker Road.

Venus Martz,, The Bridge at Florissant, 314-831-0988,



Casino Night at Tower Grove Manor on July 18th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please join us for our 2nd Annual St. Andrews Charitable Foundation Casino Night. This event will raise funds for our Financial Assistance Program which provides charitable care for our residents who have outlived their resources. Admission is $20 with lots of great food, drinks and prizes. To RSVP, please call 314-773-2800. 

Sunny Gibbs,, Tower Grove Manor, 314-773-2800,



Play Cosmic Bingo at the Mascoutah Senior Services Fundraiser on July 19th at the Mascoutah Sportsmen's Club located at 1535 N. County Rd., Mascoutah, IL. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. Donation is $20 in advance or $35 at the door which includes 6 cards, Cosmic Dabber and Cosmic Hat. Bring your own snacks and beverages available at bar. 18 and older will enjoy the DJ, Captain Bingo and have an opportunity to share in $1,000 of prizes. Call 618-566-8758 for reservations and information.

Sandra Hakanson,, Mascoutah Senior Services Program, 618-566-8758,



Medical West in Clayton is pleased to host Backs, Bellies, and Bottoms by Dr. Brooke Kalisiak PT, DPT, WCS. Learn some easy activities and exercises to help prevent or eliminate low back pain, strengthen abdominal muscles, and reduce bladder symptoms. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Call 314-725-1888 to register for this free class.

Brooke Kalisiak,, Legacy Physical Therapy, 314-725-1888



Twin Oaks at Heritage Pointe is proud to sponsor the American Red Cross Blood Drive on July 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Held in the Theater Room,  250 Savannah Terrace, Wentzville, Mo., 63385. To make an appointment, visit and enter sponsor code: TwinOaks or call Twin Oaks at Heritage Pointe at 636-542-5504. Please bring a valid photo ID. Blood is especially needed this time of year, so please schedule your donation today! 

Michelle Palmer,, Twin Oaks at Heritage Pointe, 636-542-5504



Community Event hosted by Sugar Creek Assisted Living, 161 Professional Parkway, Troy, Mo., 63379 on July 24th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The program is addressing the needs of the aging population, seniors and their families. This is a free seminar featured speakers from the Beck Elder-Law Firm. Are you caring for a love one? Worried about how to pay for care? Worried about running out of money? Can VA or Medicaid Benefits help you pay for care? Trying to decide the best type of care? What type of care is available & what works best in your situation? These are just a few of the areas covered. Please call 636-528-3136 to reserve your seat. Refreshments and door prizes at event.

Mary Duban,, Sugar Creek Assisted Living, 636-528-3136,



BreakDown STL is teaming up with Ginger Bay Salon for an amazing fundraiser on July 26th. All Ginger Bay employees are donating their time and their tips during this fundraiser. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with services starting as low as $50. Guests can reserve a spa or salon appointment of their choice, such as a manicure and pedicure combination, facial, massage or hair service. Complimentary mini-spa treatments, including hand massages and make-up touchups featuring Aveda products along with an array of appetizers, desserts and cocktails will be provided. All attendees will receive a goody bag, valued at over $75. Guests can participate in silent and live auctions featuring tickets to Cardinal's games, sports memorabilia, gift cards to local restaurants and boutiques, gift baskets, liquor and even trips! An evening raffle will allow guests to enter to win high-end items. There will be a select number of $35 tickets available that include everything except a salon or spa service. Please call 314-966-0655 or 636-333-1800 to reserve a ticket.

Lisa  Cashion,, BreakDown STL, 314-570-7625,



The Third Annual Christmas in July Craft Fair will be held Saturday July 26th at Calvary Church-Mid Rivers, 3998 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Saint Peters, Mo., 63376. The event is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Concessions available. Please join us for a fun day of shopping and door prizes! 50-50 raffle tickets available also for this event. You do not need to be present to win. This event is hosted by the Tri-County Citizens Advisory Board To Probation and Parole District 17 Missouri Department of Corrections. 

Bill Rogers,, Tri-County Citizens Advisory Board, 636-328-1947



Richmond Terrace and Schlafly St. Louis Brewery present "A Toast to Seniors: A Night Out to Help Out" on Monday, July 28th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, Mo., 63143 featuring live musical guest "One More Round" Johnny Cash Tribute Band. Schlafly will donate 25% of its beer sales between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. to LSS Benevolent Care at Richmond Terrace Assisted Living Community. LSS Benevolent Care benefits residents who have outlived their ability to pay for the care they need. Just one night out can help those who need it most!

Katrie Spink,, Richmond Terrace Assisted Living, A Lutheran Senior Services Community. 314-646-8000,



All Artists are Dreamers: Exploring the Life and Work of Edward Boccia. Enjoy an afternoon exploring the art and life of this exceptionally prolific artist with members of his family, who will answer questions and participate in discussion regarding his significant contributions to Contemporary Art. Tuesday, July 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Fee: $13

Christopher Brown,, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859,



Afternoon Amusement: A Mahler Ballroom Cotillion takes place Thursday, July 31st from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the historic restored Mahler Ballroom, located at 4917 Washington, St. Louis, Mo., 63108. Join artistic Director John Ramsay of Dance Discovery, OASIS and Marsha Shepley of Mahler Ballroom for music, dancing, entertainment and light refreshments. The event benefits OASIS and the Ballroom Dance Academy of St. Louis. Tickets are $30.00. To register, please call OASIS at 314-862-4859 ext. 24.

Christopher Brown,, OASIS, 314-862-4859,



Meet Betsy Cohen. Betsy Cohen is at the helm of the St. Louis Mosaic Project, an initiative to attract and target immigrants of all skill levels with a goal of making St. Louis the fastest-growing U.S. metro area for immigration growth by 2020. Find out how she is working toward this goal and what it will mean for St. Louis. Tuesday, August 5, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fee: $12

Christopher Brown,, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859,



We are having our monthly bingo on August 6th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Villages of St. Peters, 5400 Executive Centre Parkway in St. Peters, Mo. Please RSVP to Lori at 314-471-3757. Guaranteed prizes and also a grand prize. 

Lori Guilliams,, The Villages of St. Peters, 314-471-3757,



The Alzhiemer's Support Group will meet on Friday, August 8, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The group is facilitated by Kathleen Collins-Siebert, LCSW. It is located on the second floor of the Olin Wing at Alton Memorial Hospital. For more information, please call 618-463-7895. 

Meredith Parker,, Center for Senior Renewal, Alton Memorial Hospital,



Cyclists of all ages will convene in Busch Stadium Parking Lot C at the corner of 8th and Cerre Streets in downtown St. Louis on August 9 to participate in the annual Moonlight Ramble, the "World's Original Nighttime Bike Ride." AARP in St. Louis, a sponsor of the event, will host a photo booth to commemorate the moment for participating cyclists, a "listening post," and complimentary gifts for AARP members. AARP in St. Louis is also offering free Moonlight Ramble registrations of $25 to the first 50 registrants who are AARP members. AARP members can register by sending an email to Visit  or  for more info

Anita Parran,, AARP, 816-360-2202,



Unexplained Fainting and Falling: Thursday, August 14, 6:30 p.m. SLUCare electrophysiologist Peter Mikolajczek, MD, reviews the causes and treatment options for sudden, "unexplained' syncope (fainting) and falling. Call 1-888-457-5203 to register. Alleviating Knee and Hip Joint Pain -- Wednesday, August 20, 6:30 pm. Learn the causes, symptoms and treatment alternatives for knee and hip osteoarthritis pain, including therapy, diet, medications and minimally invasive surgical techniques from Dr. Leo Whiteside, orthopedic surgeon. Call 1-888-457-5203 to register.

Simone  Valle,, Des Peres Hospital, 314-966-9695,



Alexian Brothers and Optum will be hosting a grief group from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please join us at The Lodge to share your experience with grief and to discuss the Ten Touchstones of Grief by Dr. Alan Wolfelt. The Lodge at Alexian Brothers Sherbrooke Village, 4005 Ripa Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63125

Leah Myers,, Alexian Brothers Sherbrooke Village, 314-763-7300,



Everybody has a reason to end Alzheimer's! Join us for the 25th anniversary of the St. Louis Walk to End Alzheimer's. This year, the Walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Scottrade Center. With six Walks in the St. Louis region, we will fight back to end Alzheimer's! Find a team or join a team today! Visit for more information.

Lindy Noel,, Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter, 314-432-3422,



Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service 10th Annual Golf Outing will be held Monday, September 15, 2014 at Bear Creek Golf Club in Wentzville, Mo. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Shotgun Start at 12:30 p.m. We are looking for sponsors, great way to advertise! Lunch and dinner included! Contact Karen Runge at 636-441-1302, ext. 263 or

Cindi Johnson,, Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service, 636-441-1302,



Chronic Disease Self Management Program: Living a Healthy Life When You Have a Chronic Condition. A free, six-week workshop for adults and their loved ones living with a chronic disease including arthritis, diabetes, lung and heart disease. The program is facilitated by health professionals who have a chronic disease themselves. The workshop will be held at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital's Medical Office Building One, Suite G-06. The workshop will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. every Thursday from October 16 to November 20. Participants should plan on attending all six classes. Topics include: Dealing with frustration, fatigue, pain, depression. Exercise.  Appropriate use of medications. Communicating effectively. Evaluating new treatments. This is an evidence-based program, developed at Stanford University Patient Education Research Center. This program is facilitated and sponsored by the Saint Louis County Department of Health and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. Each workshop participant receives the book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions," and a meditation CD. Light snacks served. Pre-registration required. Call 314-542-WEST (9378) or 800-392-0936, or register online at

Kelly  Pahl,, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, 314-341-6264,



The Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 4th Annual Happy Holidays Boutique on Friday, November 7, from noon to 7:00 p.m. The Boutique will offer over 100 vendors and seven hours of holiday shopping in one location. This event is free and open to the public. Holiday Inn SW Route 66, 10709 Watson Road. Call 314-821-6600 for directions. Free and open to the public. Shop for jewelry, books, spa and skincare items, handmade items, kitchenware, purses, embroidery, bakery items, women's clothing and accessories, linens, candles, gourmet food items, home décor, and much more. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. Ladies Happy Hour specials feature free drinks and gifts for first 100 attendees after 4:00 p.m. Extra Bonus: Gift for first 200 attendees starting at Noon. Limited booth spaces and sponsorships still available. 

Gina March,, Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce, 314-821-4161,
Age-related macular degeneration occurs much earlier than previously assumed
7/22/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
It is widely accepted that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of visual impairment and blindness in industrialized countries. View More...
Gene discovered that links stem cells, aging and cancer
7/22/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
An organism is healthy thanks to a good maintenance system: the normal functioning of organs and environmental exposure cause damage to tissues, which need to be continuously repaired. View More...
Human neurodegenerative diseases may be impacted by discovery of a new cellular garbage control pathway
7/22/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Several human neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease but also ageing, are linked to an accumulation of abnormal and aggregated... View More...
Increase in patients age 80 and older undergoing orthopaedic surgery
7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Over the past decade, a greater number of patients, age 80 and older, are having elective orthopaedic surgery. View More...
During aging, lipoic acid helps restore, synchronize the "biological clock"
7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the surprisingly large range of biological effects that are linked to a micronutrient called lipoic acid: It appears to reset and synchronize... View More...
Stroke rates declined 40 percent in both men and women 65 years and older over the last 20 years
7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new analysis of data from 1988-2008 has revealed a 40% decrease in the incidence of stroke in Medicare patients 65 years of age and older. View More...
A gene identified that plays a surprising role in combating aging
7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
It is something of an eternal question: Can we slow or even reverse the aging process? View More...
Walking out of necessity increases risk of outdoor falls in older adults
7/21/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Older adults are at a greater danger of falling when walking for utilitarian purposes such as shopping and appointments than when walking for recreation, according to a study from UMass Medical... View More...
Antibiotic overuse risk in aged care residential setting in Australia
7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
The overuse of antibiotics in Australian residential aged care facilities requires special attention and guidelines beyond those used in other settings, according to research published in the... View More...
Taking a new look at cognition and aging
7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
From a cognitive perspective, aging is typically associated with decline. As we age, it may get harder to remember names and dates, and it may take us longer to come up with the right answer to a... View More...
The Mediterranean diet has varied effects on cognitive decline among different races
7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
While the Mediterranean diet may have broad health benefits, its impact on cognitive decline differs among race-specific populations, according to a new study published in the Journal of Gerontology. View More...
US nursing supplies boosted by RNs' delayed retirement
7/19/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Older registered nurses are working longer than in the past, one reason that the nation's supply of RNs has grown substantially in recent years, according to a new study. View More...
Age-related changes in lateral ventricular width and periventricular white matter by diffusion tensor imaging
7/18/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Ventricular enlargement has been suggested as a structural biomarker for normal aging and progression of some illnesses, such as Alzheimer's disease. View More...
Detection rates of early stage breast cancer in older women unchanged despite increase in screening costs
7/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Medicare spending on breast cancer screening increased substantially between 2001 and 2009 but the detection rates of early stage tumors were unchanged, according to a new study published July 16 in... View More...
Survey shows older Americans' health engagement and outlook on life improve
7/17/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
The 2014 United States of Aging Survey finds Americans 60 and older report they are more motivated than the past two years to improve their health by exercising regularly and setting health goals ... View More...
Memories affected by environmental distractions nearly twice as likely in older adults
7/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Older people are nearly twice as likely as their younger counterparts to have their memory and cognitive processes impaired by environmental distractions (such as irrelevant speech or written words... View More...
Alzheimer's disease not prevented by B vitamins
7/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Taking B vitamins doesn't slow mental decline as we age, nor is it likely to prevent Alzheimer's disease, conclude Oxford University researchers who have assembled all the best clinical trial data... View More...
Memory and learning deficits restored in Alzheimer's mouse models
7/16/2014 8:00:00 AM Aging Research
Researchers have successfully restored memory and learning deficits in Alzheimer's mouse models by transplanting healthy brain cells into the hippocampus. View More...
Study finds a 20-year decline in stroke risk and death rates
7/16/2014 8:00:00 AM Aging Research
After 2 decades of better control of risk factors, researchers find that stroke rates for Americans have declined. And those who do have a stroke have a better chance of surviving. View More...
How Cancer may be avoidable in the future
7/16/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Is cancer an inevitable consequence of aging?Although it is widely thought that cancer is an inevitable consequence of aging, the risk of developing several common cancers decreases with age. View More...
For older women, exercise is the best medicine
7/15/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Women would benefit from being prescribed exercise as medicine, according to a QUT study that revealed moderate to high intensity activity is essential to reducing the risk of death in older women. View More...
Keeping active pays off in your 70s and 80s
7/11/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Older people who undertake at least 25 minutes of moderate or vigorous exercise everyday need fewer prescriptions and are less likely to be admitted to hospital in an emergency, new research has... View More...
Kidney donation found to be safe for healthy older adults
7/11/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Older kidney donors enjoy similar longevity and cardiovascular health as other healthy mature individuals, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation. View More...
Hippocampal cholinergic neurons protected in normal aging by thyroid hormone
7/11/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Can thyroid hormone protect neuronal function and increase the survival rate of naturally aged animals? Prof. View More...
Growing old with HIV: Age-related diseases are bigger problem for African American women
7/10/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
For African American women in their 50's and 60's, self-managing their HIV as they age is proving to be less of a challenge than dealing with age-related diseases such as diabetes or hypertension... View More...
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Saudi Arabia recruiting maids aged between 25 and 50
7/21/2014 6:30:02 AM Big News Network

The age of Indian domestic workers looking for employment in Saudi Arabia has been set between 25 and 50 years under a new employment agreement finalised by the two countries, media reported. "Our ...  View More...
Govt. review of senior citizens policy to be finalized soon
7/22/2014 7:15:02 AM Big News Network

Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Sudarshan Bhagat told the Lok Sabha here today that a review of the National Policy for Senior Citizens is being undertaken and will be finalized ...  View More...
Rockford Files star James Garner dies at 86
7/21/2014 4:15:01 AM Big News Network

James Garner, who was best known for his roles in long-running TV series 'The Rockford Files' and 'Maverick' has died aged 86. West LA Division of the Los Angeles Police Department said that the ...  View More...
New national policy for senior citizens under finalisation Govt
7/22/2014 9:46:56 AM Big News Network

Replying to a question, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Sudarshan Bhagat said, in order to improve the living standard of senior citizens, different ministries and departments of ...  View More...
12 Baby Boomer Retirement Trends
7/22/2014 9:46:41 AM Big News Network

It is not news that baby boomers, people born between 1946 and 1964, are starting to turn 65 and beginning to retire in droves. A new Census Bureau report details how quickly the baby boomers are ...  View More...
Portfolio Analysis A Cost-Efficient $353000 Retirement Plan
7/22/2014 9:46:31 AM Big News Network

The financial services industry likes to use boiler-plate risk tolerance questionnaires to determine people's investment risk. In reality, the fastest and best way toward understanding ...  View More...
A Disturbing Look at the New Retirement
7/22/2014 9:46:26 AM Big News Network

For an increasing number of American workers, traditional retirement no longer exists. They keep working, often in physically challenging jobs, for as long as they possibly can, simply because ...  View More...
Workers retirees approve pension cuts in Detroits bankruptcy case
7/22/2014 9:43:36 AM Big News Network

Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy by a landslide, the city reported Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history.The ...  View More...
The Future Is Not Always Bleak When It Comes To Aging And Cognition
7/22/2014 9:41:19 AM Big News Network

Aging is not easy. First we notice wrinkles and skin issues. Then we move on to vision problems and aching bones and joints. Then the cognitive problems and issues begin. And the older we get, the ...  View More...
Detroit Pensioners Approve Citys Bankruptcy Plan
7/22/2014 9:39:30 AM Big News Network

Detroit moved one step closer toward bankruptcy after crossing a major hurdle on Monday. With a large margin, retired police and firefighters approved modest cuts in their pensions that are part of ...  View More...
Transnet pensioners in class action bid
7/22/2014 9:36:03 AM Big News Network

The North Gauteng High Court was packed with Transnet pensioners on Monday as lawyers applied for permission to launch a class action on behalf of more than 62 000 ...  View More...
Detroit retirees support pension cuts
7/22/2014 9:24:51 AM Big News Network

employees and retirees had voted in favor of cuts to their pension benefits, raising the chances that the city will be able to emerge from bankruptcy later this year. The reorganization plan won the ...  View More...
Man jailed for bullying elderly woman
7/22/2014 9:23:56 AM Big News Network

A British man who bullied an elderly woman out of about $50 to clean her gutters - work she didn't need - was sentenced last week to three years in prison. Jamie Larkman was found guilty of ...  View More...
450000 seniors to receive Pioneer Generation Package pack next month
7/22/2014 9:19:47 AM Big News Network

SINGAPORE: About 450,000 seniors can expect to receive their Pioneer Generation Package welcome pack next month.The welcome pack contains the Pioneer Generation Card, which entitles seniors to ...  View More...
New Evidence That Blacks Are Aging Faster Than Whites
7/22/2014 9:14:21 AM Big News Network

disturbing new study , which suggests "racial differences in the pace of aging" appear to be a key reason why black Americans tend to die at younger ages than whites. "Our results ...  View More...
Relive Your Best Years Through Music With The Nostalgia Machine
7/22/2014 9:13:59 AM Big News Network

The Nostalgia Machine lets you choose any year between 1960 and 2013 to generate a video playlist of 100 hot jams from that trip around the sun of your past (the earlier years are mostly audio ...  View More...
Ukelele player 97 evicted from retirement home
7/22/2014 9:13:11 AM Big News Network

A northern California 97-year-old was evicted from his retirement home for playing the ukelele too loudly. But an outpouring of support helped him get back on the ...  View More...
Thomas Berger author of Little Big Man dies aged 89
7/22/2014 12:44:24 AM Big News Network

Thomas Berger, the eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn Little Big Man and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age ...  View More...
Childrens Hospital executive Christensen sets retirement
7/22/2014 12:37:34 AM Big News Network

Cindy Christensen, president and chief operating officer of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and executive vice president of Children's Hospital and Health System, plans to retire at the ...  View More...
UK widens massive pension reforms
7/22/2014 12:37:09 AM Big News Network

London - Britain would give more workers the choice to cash in their pension savings, the government said yesterday, expanding on reforms set out earlier this year that hit the share prices of ...  View More...
Nursing beds for Chinas elderly near 5 mln
7/22/2014 12:33:43 AM Big News Network

Beds in China's nursing centers for the elderly have reached 4.94 million, according to Li Liguo, chief of the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) on ...  View More...
Christchurch pensioners hit YouTube with Pharrell parody
7/22/2014 12:30:37 AM Big News Network

A group of Christchurch pensioners parody of Pharrell's music video Happy has become a YouTube hit garnering over 20,000 views. Over 60 residents and staff from Diana Isaac Retirement Village ...  View More...
Separating the advice from the firms that are flogging pension products is essential
7/22/2014 12:25:46 AM Big News Network

The Chancellor hopes his announcement yesterday will lead to a world where retiring people make informed decisions about their pension ...  View More...
Detroit bankruptcy Retirees vote in favour of pension cuts
7/22/2014 12:25:05 AM Big News Network

The plan to cut retiree pensions has been very controversial in Detroit, but on Monday night 76 per cent of pensioners voted in favour of the move. (Paul Sancya/Associated ...  View More...
Jungle Theater co-founder Bain Boehlke announces July 2015 retirement 
7/22/2014 12:09:14 AM Big News Network

Bain Boehlke (File photo) Some will call Jungle Theater founder Bain Boehlke's plan to retire next year a blow, but Boehlke says he prepared for this with every show he has ever done. "I ...  View More...
Arthritis drug shows potential to stall Alzheimers
7/22/2014 12:06:54 AM Big News Network

DESPITE decades of work and hundreds of trials, Alzheimer's disease remains an end-of-life trauma for millions. Could that be about to change? Although there is still no way to reverse or cure ...  View More...
Older sicker enrollees will likley drive up rates at Florida’s biggest health insurer
7/21/2014 3:38:55 PM Big News Network

Leading Insurance Agency in Miami, Fla. offers enrollment services for Affordable Care Act plans. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Florida Blue, the state's dominant health insurer, snagged more ...  View More...
‘I saw an old woman with no face’
7/21/2014 3:38:22 PM Big News Network

Shortly after 10am local time, suburban areas in the city were being hit by indiscriminate mortar shelling, sending residents fleeing for their lives.A rebel fighter told AFP that Ukrainian ...  View More...
Two men confess to murder of elderly couple
7/21/2014 3:36:46 PM Big News Network

Two young men confessed to strangling and suffocating an elderly couple to death in Strawberry Mansion last week, police said today. And one of the men was the grandson of the victim’s best ...  View More...
Public pension plans reap benefits from Citigroup settlement
7/21/2014 3:31:42 PM Big News Network

Helping executives at midsize firms address people risks, such as benefits, workers comp and professional liability; property and liability risks, including insurance and loss control; and ...  View More...
Steven Gerrard announces retirement England captain retires from international football after World Cup failure
7/21/2014 3:21:21 PM Big News Network

Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international football following the dismal World Cup campaign in Brazil that saw England knocked out at the group stages in their worst ever ...  View More...
Majority Finns consider 65 best retirement age Survey
7/21/2014 3:19:56 PM Big News Network

File Photo - Lehtikuva. Majority of the people in the country consider the age of 65 years as appropriate for retirement from services, according to a survey commissioned by YLE. The survey result ...  View More...
Steven Gerrards England retirement provokes appreciation and regret
7/21/2014 3:16:25 PM Big News Network

As a young boy Steven Gerrard wore an England shirt with Paul Gascoigne's name emblazoned on the back and "imagined it was the winning goal in the World Cup final" when scoring between ...  View More...
Gerrard retirement will boost Liverpool - Carragher
7/21/2014 3:08:47 PM Big News Network

Steven Gerrard's retirement from England duty will be of huge benefit to Liverpool, Jamie Carragher has predicted.Gerrard stepped down from the international game on Monday after amassing 114 ...  View More...
ESCO prepares to shut down aging production line
7/21/2014 12:16:00 PM Big News Network

Jon Owens, COO at ESCO Corp., announced the Portland manufacturer will close down one of its oldest production lines by the end of the year, citing weakening commodity prices and softening demand for ...  View More...
How an Early 401 Withdrawal Affects Your Retirement Security
7/21/2014 9:47:58 AM Big News Network

Taking money out of your 401(k) before age 59½ typically results in taxes and penalties on the amount withdrawn. Investors who take early withdrawals also miss out on the tax-deferred growth ...  View More...
UK ultra-long gilts sag after government pension reform
7/21/2014 9:45:56 AM Big News Network

By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Prices of ultra-long British government bonds fell slightly on Monday after the government said more workers than originally planned would be able to cash in ...  View More...
Tiffany CEO announces retirement after 15 years
7/21/2014 9:44:00 AM Big News Network

Upscale jeweller Tiffany & Co said Michael Kowalski, its chief executive of 15 years, would retire next year and President Frederic Cumenal would succeed him.Kowalski, 62, joined the company in ...  View More...
Greystone Launches Seniors Housing Investment Sales and Advisory Group
7/21/2014 9:43:01 AM Big News Network

, a leading national provider of multifamily and healthcare mortgage loans, announced today it has launched a seniors housing real estate sales and investment advisory group through the acquisition ...  View More...
What to do if you haven’t saved a dime for retirement
7/21/2014 9:37:52 AM Big News Network

Here's a grim statistic: Half of workers age 55 and older have less than $50,000 in savings, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute's 2014 Retirement Confidence ...  View More...
Cyclones Last Day Draws A Nostalgic Crowd
7/21/2014 9:37:32 AM Big News Network

-- The Cyclone roller coaster didn't go out with a bang Sunday, but there were plenty of roars as hundreds of passengers streamed to Six Flags New England for one last ride.Six Flags plans to ...  View More...
Ceremony honors Korean War veterans showcases Korean culture
7/21/2014 9:37:22 AM Big News Network

Korean War veteran Rex Davis, left, holds back tears while reflecting on fallen comrades as Tom Kim of Free Medical Clinic of America, right, looks on during a Korean Cultural Show dedicated to ...  View More...
Retirement Planning Seminar Services Sought by Commerce Department
7/21/2014 9:36:23 AM Big News Network

Charleston, South Carolina has issued a combined synopsis/solicitation notice (EE133C14SE0714) for providing services for its Federal Retirement Planning Seminar. It was posted ...  View More...
Gerrard retirement boosts Reds
7/21/2014 9:36:17 AM Big News Network

Former team-mate Jamie Carragher is confident the decision made by Steven Gerrard, pictured, to retire from international football will benefit club ...  View More...
Karl Albrecht dead Aldi founder and one of world’s richest men passes away aged 94
7/21/2014 9:36:00 AM Big News Network

The co-founder of the Aldi store empire passed away in Essen, West Germany on 16 July. He was 94.Albrecht was buried today (21 July) at a small, private ceremony in the Bredeney district where he ...  View More...
Social Security Baby Boomers should beware
7/21/2014 9:27:18 AM Big News Network

Social Security: Baby Boomers should beware Sorry, no more "double dipping." Check out this story on ...  View More...
Billionaire Carlos Slims calls for three-day working week and later retirement
7/21/2014 9:24:53 AM Big News Network

Carlos Slim, the world's second richest man, has called for a three-day working week, arguing that a shorter week, offset by longer hours and later retirement, would boost productivity and ...  View More...
George Osborne warns pension firms about advice risks
7/21/2014 9:24:52 AM Big News Network

Chancellor says guaranteed guidance on pension choices offered must be provided by independent organisations rather than pensions schemes or ...  View More...
Savers To Get Free Advice On Pension Pots
7/21/2014 9:23:25 AM Big News Network

Millions of people are to be given free, impartial advice on how to make the most of their retirement savings. It follows changes announced by the Chancellor in the Budget, which give savers more ...  View More...
Unions back extension of retirement age
7/21/2014 9:20:17 AM Big News Network

(07-21 16:32) Civil service unions have expressed general support for proposals to extend the retirement age beyond 60. But speaking at a public hearing of the Legislative Council's Panel on ...  View More...
Rapist who attacked elderly woman in her room remains on the loose
7/21/2014 9:20:00 AM Big News Network

Leesburg area, deputies announced. The attack on the woman, a victim in her 70s, happened at 11:30 p.m. Sunday at an undisclosed location in the "Sunnyside area ...  View More...
Padres First Pitch Thrown by 105-Year-Old Woman Agnes McKee Throws Better Than 50 Cent
7/21/2014 9:15:07 AM Big News Network

Player, Skydiver Collide on Baseball Field: Watch Player Get Wiped Out (VIDEO) The Padres' first pitch was thrown by 105-year-old Agnes McKee Sunday at Petco Park in San Diego, according to ...  View More...
Detroit due to report results from pension vote
7/21/2014 9:00:52 AM Big News Network

Hispanics' influence on growth and prosperity in Detroit /Story-MediuaBoxPosition: 2 --> Story-MediaBoxPosition: 3 empty --> Story-MediaBoxPosition: 4 empty ...  View More...
Kansas pension plan sheds weak rating
7/21/2014 6:09:00 AM Big News Network

Healthier markets and changes in what participants pay in has boosted the pension system for state employees in Kansas from weak to merely below average, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports. The ...  View More...
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